LTL Spot Quoting

Here's a quick tutorial on how to set up & utilize our LTL Spot Quoting tool, which is handy for larger LTL / Volume Shipments.  Please note that only full-access users can add, edit, or remove carrier emails.

Getting Started

Creating a list of your Carrier Contacts is easy, click here to be guided through adding your carrier contacts.

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Requesting a Spot Quote

First, you'll select the LTL Mode, then enter all the shipment spec data into the quote page, from there select Show my rates.

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From the Rates page, you'll click the up/down arrow at the bottom to select Get more rates using Spot Quotes.

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A slider opens up to allow you to select Carrier groups/contacts, attach documents, add one or more equipment types, and Special Instructions.

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Target Price

Users can request a Target Price when sending out TL quote requests.  Your providers will see this on their dashboard when entering their quote amount.

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All set?

Click 'Send out for quotes'.  We'll send the quote out to your contacts via email with a link back to FV Carrier for them to enter a rate.

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And that's it!  From here you can check your notifications and In Process tab for updates. Screenshot 2023-04-05 at 3.23.58 PM

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 3.38.28 PMOnce you receive a rate you like, click to Award it to that carrier, and Confirm the shipment.


Next, you can choose to either use your own BOL, Print BOL only, or Schedule pickup and Print BOL.

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On the carrier side, they'll be asked to Confirm the pick-up is scheduled and have a few additional options:

  • Upload Paperwork
  • Enter life cycle updates: Picked up, In Transit, Delivered
  • Send messages with more info, requests

Manual Entry

Already have a rate?  You can add a Manual Rate here, and select Spot Quote.  From there you'll book through the same process as previously shown.

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Spot Quote Analytics

Want to check your carrier's engagement statistics? Our Analytic page offers a Spot Quote segment that highlights response times and percentages.

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Click HERE to learn more about the power of FV Analytics.

Questions? Reach out to our Support Team: 913-353-6188